2019 Civil 3D Workshop Agenda

Session descriptions, speakers and more

Please use this page to learn more about breakout sessions at the Civil 3D Workshop. Each session has a title, description, speaker and suggested experience with Civil 3D. Click here to download a full workshop agenda. Full attendance is eligible for 8 PDHs.

Tuesday, October 1
Autodesk Opening Session (1:00 - 1:30 p.m.)

Join us for the grand opening of the 2019 Civil 3D Workshop. Autodesk will start us off by discussing changes to Civil 3D and looking forward to future updates. This session will set the tone for the afternoon breakouts and help center those discussions. Autodesk staff will also be available throughout the day to discuss their opening session comments.

A1 Leveraging Reference Templates to Manage Standards
Speaker: Tim Yarris, Autodesk
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Any

This session will focus on how the Civil 3D Reference Template capabilities can be leveraged to manage production standards. There are recent improvements that have been made that extend the capabilities to meet priority requirements. Outcome from the session is that participants have a high-level understanding of how this utility can be used to manage production standards.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the benefits of using reference template capabilities
  • Learn about new changes to Civil 3D software
  • Gain a high-level understanding of the utility and how it can manage production standards

A2 Dynamo for Civil 3D
Speaker: Ben Wardell, Autodesk
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Any

This session will provide an introduction to Dynamo for Autodesk Civil 3D. While this is new to Civil 3D, Dynamo has been an important technology for increasing the automation, analysis and production design within other Autodesk products including Autodesk Revit. Outcome of this session is that users learn about how Dynamo can increase production efficiency with Civil 3D today and how organizations can leverage it to meet unique requirements in the future.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what Dynamo can do with Civil 3D
  • Review the important interactions between Autodesk software
  • Learn how to increase productivity by leveraging Civil 3D and other associated tools

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B1 Leveraging GIS Data in Civil 3D
Speaker: Ramesh Sridharan, Autodesk
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Any

This session will focus on new workflows for connecting Civil 3D and ArcGIS. Outcome of the session is that attendees have a good understanding of the current capabilities for incorporating GIS data in Civil 3D resulting in a rich existing conditions model. Users will also understand how Civil 3D model elements can be published back to GIS for ongoing maintenance / operations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a new understanding how GIS data in Civil 3D
  • Discover how incorporating GIS data results in better models
  • Understand how Civil 3D elements can be published in GIS for ongoing operations

B2 BIM 360 for Civil 3D
Speaker: Autodesk Team
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Any

This session will focus on how Civil 3D users can leverage Autodesk BIM 360 Design as part of a broader civil infrastructure collaboration solution. Outcome for the session is that users understand how a Civil 3D project can exist in this new environment and how BIM 360 can provide incremental value throughout the project lifecycle

Learning Objectives:

  • Review what BIM 360 Design does
  • Understand how Civil 3D can take advantage of materials from BIM 360
  • Learn how to continually leverage value from BIM 360 when collaborating with Civil 3D

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C1 Creating Infraworks Context from Existing GIS
Speaker: Ramesh Sridharan, Autodesk
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Any

This session will focus on the connection between Infraworks and GIS. This data is always valuable to have and incorporating it into Civil 3D makes it even more useful. Attendees will build on their knowledge of Civil 3D and learn how different software interplay can enhance their workflows.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the interactions between Infraworks and GIS
  • Learn how to improve your productivity with new utilities
  • Develop your arsenal of tools for Civil 3D for everyday use

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Wednesday, October 2
Morning Session (9:00 - 10:00 a.m.)

As the start to our second day, this session will go over the plan for the rest of the day and provide information on how to get the most out of your workshop experience. WisDOT will discuss Civil 3D at the department, review any upcoming policy changes and address frequently asked questions. Finally, the Autodesk team will provide a quick update to the full group based on the discussions from Day 1.

D1 Beginners Guide to Corridor Modeling
Speaker: Josh Melby, PE; KL Engineering
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Corridors are used to model roadways, trails, ditches, and many other terrain features. They are fairly easy to create, but can become very complex as the project moves forward if not set up correctly. Constructing and monitoring a Civil 3D corridor can be a tedious process. This class will focus on efficiently and effectively setting up a corridor, selecting the best subassemblies, and managing multiple corridors. We will also talk about how Civil 3D 2018 allows the utilization of feature lines in corridors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to create a Civil 3D corridor
  • Learn how to choose the correct subassembly parts
  • Know when and where a corridor needs to be broken

D2 Overview of WisDOT Macros and Reports
Speaker: Steve Popke, PE; WisDOT
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Beginner

Custom macros and reports are available to support WisDOT design and construction practices. WisDOT macros automate multiple AutoCAD and Civil 3D commands to provide the information you need more efficiently. There are also WisDOT macros that have been developed to supplement and add functionality to Civil 3D which is not available in the out-of-the-box version of Civil 3D. Custom reports provide output that has been specifically formatted for WisDOT work. Using these tools helps staff save time in design and construction oversight.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand where to access WisDOT macros and reports
  • Learn how the WisDOT macros and reports work
  • Review potential scenarios when WisDOT macros and reports are used

D3 Survey Database Use for Designers
Speaker: Russ Nicloy, MACER Technologies
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Intermediate

This session will look at how designers can access the survey database for project data. While internally in WisDOT offices the survey database is managed by the district survey data coordinator, the data is available without coordinator being involved. This session will show how you can access that data, how you can get it into your project correctly, and how not to cause damage to the data while you are doing it.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the non-editing access of the survey database
  • Learn how to insert data from the survey database into design files
  • Become familiar with survey figures to populate things like cross sections
  • Review how to build surfaces from references survey database data

D4 How to Be Efficient During Plan Production
Speaker: Amelia Retrum; KL Engineering
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Civil 3D changed the way companies complete plan production and plan labels. Dynamic labels are now available for many aspects of the design and production. CAD technicians and designers can now place labels that will update with design instead of being a static object. This class will go through efficiencies in plan production to increase productivity and reduce the number of plan errors for both CAD technicians and designers alike. This class will also provide workflows and best practices during the plan production stage.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore workflows to reduce the possibility of plan errors
  • Learn how to complete plan labels more efficiently
  • Understand best practices when implementing these tools

D5 Piping in Civil 3D
Speaker: Ron Ricks, Ayres Associates
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Beginner/Intermediate

The tools for designing infrastructure piping in Civil 3D have been around for a long time, are powerful, and can save countless hours creating storm drainage, sanitary sewer, water, and other pipe networks. But in the real world of piping, there are often design challenges that require using these tools in creative and unique ways to accomplish project requirements. This class will focus on how to achieve real world needs of your project in Civil 3D. Not only will you learn the important basics of successful piping design in Civil 3D, but you will be taught unique techniques and workflows for special situations, such as riser manholes, lateral connections, or unique part styles. A variety of tips and lessons learned will be demonstrated, and you will learn a successful workflow for using the pressure piping tools. We will also cover creating styles that are functional and accomplish what you need in the real world to achieve a quality design.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how to use the tools in Civil 3D to accomplish challenging and unique piping design requirements
  • Learn how to implement workflows and tips that will enable you to design pipe networks accurately and efficiently
  • Become able to create styles that accomplish exactly what you need

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D1 Beginners Guide to Corridor Modeling
Speaker: Josh Melby, PE; KL Engineering
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Corridors are used to model roadways, trails, ditches, and many other terrain features. They are fairly easy to create, but can become very complex as the project moves forward if not set up correctly. Constructing and monitoring a Civil 3D corridor can be a tedious process. This class will focus on efficiently and effectively setting up a corridor, selecting the best subassemblies, and managing multiple corridors. We will also talk about how Civil 3D 2018 allows the utilization of feature lines in corridors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to create a Civil 3D corridor
  • Learn how to choose the correct subassembly parts
  • Know when and where a corridor needs to be broken

D2 Overview of WisDOT Macros and Reports
Speaker: Steve Popke, PE; WisDOT
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Beginner

Custom macros and reports are available to support WisDOT design and construction practices. WisDOT macros automate multiple AutoCAD and Civil 3D commands to provide the information you need more efficiently. There are also WisDOT macros that have been developed to supplement and add functionality to Civil 3D which is not available in the out-of-the-box version of Civil 3D. Custom reports provide output that has been specifically formatted for WisDOT work. Using these tools helps staff save time in design and construction oversight.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand where to access WisDOT macros and reports
  • Learn how the WisDOT macros and reports work
  • Review potential scenarios when WisDOT macros and reports are used

D3 Survey Database Use for Designers
Speaker: Russ Nicloy, MACER Technologies
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Intermediate

This session will look at how designers can access the survey database for project data. While internally in WisDOT offices the survey database is managed by the district survey data coordinator, the data is available without coordinator being involved. This session will show how you can access that data, how you can get it into your project correctly, and how not to cause damage to the data while you are doing it.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the non-editing access of the survey database
  • Learn how to insert data from the survey database into design files
  • Become familiar with survey figures to populate things like cross sections
  • Review how to build surfaces from references survey database data

D4 How to Be Efficient During Plan Production
Speaker: Amelia Retrum; KL Engineering
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Civil 3D changed the way companies complete plan production and plan labels. Dynamic labels are now available for many aspects of the design and production. CAD technicians and designers can now place labels that will update with design instead of being a static object. This class will go through efficiencies in plan production to increase productivity and reduce the number of plan errors for both CAD technicians and designers alike. This class will also provide workflows and best practices during the plan production stage.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore workflows to reduce the possibility of plan errors
  • Learn how to complete plan labels more efficiently
  • Understand best practices when implementing these tools

D5 Piping in Civil 3D
Speaker: Ron Ricks, Ayres Associates
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Beginner/Intermediate

The tools for designing infrastructure piping in Civil 3D have been around for a long time, are powerful, and can save countless hours creating storm drainage, sanitary sewer, water, and other pipe networks. But in the real world of piping, there are often design challenges that require using these tools in creative and unique ways to accomplish project requirements. This class will focus on how to achieve real world needs of your project in Civil 3D. Not only will you learn the important basics of successful piping design in Civil 3D, but you will be taught unique techniques and workflows for special situations, such as riser manholes, lateral connections, or unique part styles. A variety of tips and lessons learned will be demonstrated, and you will learn a successful workflow for using the pressure piping tools. We will also cover creating styles that are functional and accomplish what you need in the real world to achieve a quality design.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how to use the tools in Civil 3D to accomplish challenging and unique piping design requirements
  • Learn how to implement workflows and tips that will enable you to design pipe networks accurately and efficiently
  • Become able to create styles that accomplish exactly what you need

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E1 Deep Dive: DaylightProfileControlled Subassembly
Speaker: Eric Arneson, PE; WisDOT
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Intermediate/Advanced/Expert

Side slopes are the things that change the most often in cross-sections/3D models for roadways. Changing slopes, switching between fill and ditches, and ditch profiles are all regular occurrences from the largest to smallest of roadway earthwork projects. The custom WisDOT Civil 3D subassembly DaylightProfileControlled was built to be a single source solution for any daylight scenario. Paired with the WisDOT Slope Control Editor, this subassembly can model almost any side slopes and transition between the changes in any Civil 3D corridor. This class is a deep dive into solving side slope modeling with DaylightProfileControlled. We will start at common scenarios of “I want it to draw X” and explore how to make the subassembly do what the designer wants. Come learn the one solution you need for all your corridor side slopes!

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the basic functionality of DaylightProfileControlled
  • Discover how to use Slope Control Editor to create/edit targets unavailable in other daylight subassemblies
  • Learn how to change side slopes within a single assembly and region.

E2 Civil 3D Meets Google Earth
Speaker: Gregory Payne, PE & Jim Rinzel, PE; WisDOT
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Any

This class will showcase how design elements within Civil 3D can be easily exported to be viewed in Google Earth. This includes 2D line work as well as 3D surface files. The surface files can even be colored and viewed in street view creating powerful visualizations. This tool can be used throughout the design process and can even benefit construction.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review how to export Civil 3D files to view in Google Earth
  • Understand how these files can help improve communication with stakeholders
  • Master techniques to create amazing visualizations

E3 Walk on Water: Civil BIM for Water Management
Speaker: Nick Turner, MasterGraphics.aec
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Advanced

Water management in Civil BIM is a major feature that's hard to master. This class will take you through the steps to become a pro. You'll learn about the following: creating a watershed in Infraworks, importing rainfall intensity data, sizing a culver, exporting to Civil 3D to build out details and importing back to Infraworks for a water BIM.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how to define watershed and import rainfall intensity data
  • Learn how to size a culvert in Infraworks
  • Become knowledgable on exporting to Civil 3D and importing back to Infraworks

E4 Civil 3D Power User Discussion Panel
Speaker: Kyle Groves EIT, ATG; Brian Levendowski, CTC; Tim Yarris, Autodesk
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Any

Come join us for a Civil 3D "Power User" panel with some of the top drafting & design talent in the region. Learn from the best as we cover a full range of issues including mentorship, workflows, workarounds, and creative solutions. There will be a series of questions submitted to the panel prior to class as well as questions from the audience. Kyle Groves, EIT from ATG USA will moderate the panel. Come on down to learn from the best!

Learning Objectives:

  • Gather new strategies for sharing knowledge at your organization
  • Learn how to address the throny issues in daily CAD usage
  • Discover how other users are working on similar issues and find the best solutions

E5 Get the Bump Outta Here!
Speaker: Josh Clawson, Mastergraphics.aec
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

There are many different methods for controlling traffic flows and protecting pedestrians through a properly designed intersection. One of those ways is using bump outs at intersection crosswalks. In this session we will explore a work flow to model these bump outs with corridors. Through the use of fully dynamic corridor models we can easily manipulate our design while keeping our 3D corridor model intact. We will also be addressing a couple different options to incorporate sidewalk curb ramps into our 3D design model to produce a complete design surface ready for all of the dynamic annotation that we all love.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to create dynamic intersection bump out models
  • Understand dynamic labels to annotate design grades for intersection elements
  • Review how to address modeling sidewalk curb ramps

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F1 Designing Curb Ramps: Update on Best Practices
Speaker: Mitch Lavin, PE; WisDOT
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Any

In this class we will work through a curb ramp design in Civil 3D. First we will review managing the data that produces a curb ramp design, including curb and gutter alignments and profiles, and curb ramp horizontal geometry. Then we will create a corridor that represents the curb and gutter and a surface from that corridor. From the corridor, we will review using feature lines to design the curb ramp within standards. The corridor and feature lines will then be used to define a top surface, which ultimately is used in the plan detail sheets for detail point elevations. If time remains, we will work through the best practices in creating plan detail sheets using the data from the curb ramp design.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the best practices for designing curb ramps in Civil 3D
  • Learn how to organize data to be used in design and plans production
  • Discover how to use corridors and feature lines to design the curb ramp

F2 Civil 3D Applications for WisDOT Construction Administration
Speaker: Dylan Douglas, PE; JT Engineering
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Any

In this session, we will discuss uses of Civil 3D for construction administration. Civil 3D can help you improve communication and become more efficient with your time. We will discuss how Civil 3D can improve communication efforts with stakeholders. The presenter will also explain how he has leveraged Civil 3D to evaluate staging concepts presented by contractors that differ from the contract plans. Lastly, we will talk about 3D AMG models and how contractors are using the WisDOT supplied models. The presenter will demonstrate how he has evaluated 3D AMG models supplied by contractors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover contractor uses for AMG models and how to assess 3D AMG models
  • Learn how to use Civil 3D for stakeholder coordination
  • Understand how to evaluate staging concepts

F3 Acquire & Visually Present GIS Data Like a Pro
Speaker: Shawn Cox, MasterGraphics.aec
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Any

Build on your existing Infraworks knowledge / get more value from your AEC Collection! Learn how you can take advantage of the new ESRI Data Connector in Infraworks to visualize GIS shape information from connected ESRI Databases. Learn creative ways of using Infraworks styles and theming to present geospatial information to stakeholders and the public that you may never have thought of before. Where does the ESRI Data Connector get data from? How is it accessed for use within your organization? What can you do with it once you’ve got it? You might be a city planner, designer, technician, or a civil engineer working on a proposed capital improvement project. You might be a private industry land developer, or land-use planner, or civil designer getting ready to locate a new commercial or residential development. You could be planning a mine or an electrical substation. See new possibilities for cost-effective efficiency in the feasibility, design, and engineering phases of development.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover new possibilites for finding and connecting GIS data using the ESRI Infraworks Data Connector
  • Internalize new ideas for consuming and presenting GIS data within the context of Infraworks
  • Build on existing ideas and techniques using new and established Infraworks functionality

F4 Introduction to Property Sets
Speaker: Keith Sowinski, PE; WisDOT
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Intermediate

Property sets can be used to assign and access custom properties for a particular object. Those properties can then have many downstream uses, such as for labeling, quantities, calculations, and tracking of design data. In this class, we’ll cover how to access, create, apply, and leverage property set data for various uses. If you have never used property sets before, this class will help you get started. We will include several examples that you can use right away and help get you thinking about other applications of property sets in your workflows.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore how to access and apply property sets for various object types
  • Become familiar with the various property set types
  • Understand how to extract property set data for downstream usage

F5 Corridors Explained: A Simple Orientation to Civil 3D's Most Complicated Tool
Speaker: Kyle Groves, EIT; ATG USA
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Corridors are the most complicated toolset in Civil 3D. They have all kinds of input data: Alignments, Profiles, Feature Lines, and even polylines. They create even more dynamic outputs like Surfaces, material quantities, and labels for Sections. Join Kyle Groves from ATG USA on an overview of the toolset, best practices, and simple use cases. The secrets of Baselines, Regions, Targeting, Frequency, and the subtle yet pervasive power of Codes will all be revealed. This class will help orient newer users on Corridor inputs and construction, but it will also provide experienced Corridor users with a refreshment on fundamentals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the data inputs required to build a corridor model
  • Discover how Baselines and their Regions provide the skeleton of a corridor model
  • Review Points, Links and Shapes and their effects on plan sets

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G1 Basics for Efficient Corridor Modeling
Speaker: Eric JP Gates, EnvisionCAD
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

Creating corridors is the most data-rich, object intensive process in a Civil 3D design. To develop consistent, accurate corridor design it is essential to know where you are going before you even start. This requires an understanding of what is need for data and production graphics output. Want to learn efficient corridor modeling practices so that your picks and click are more useful and efficient. We will review questions you should think about before sending those assemblies down your project corridors. This class will include guidelines to plan, design and manage the corridor models so you may structure the data for efficient processing by Autodesk Civil 3D. We will cover a building-block approach for creating corridors and recommendations for the related baseline, assembly, region and targets so that your work is not held up by unnecessary events like rebuilding operations and target errors. Last, we will review surface creation options to help with more accurate quantities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover options to match corridors in separate drawings and for creating surfaces from corridors
  • Examine how to create your own roadmap for creating productive and efficient corridors
  • Understand how to use modifying and editing tools to help manage workflows

G2 WisDOT Earthwork in Civil 3D
Speaker: Eric Arneson, PE; WisDOT
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

Calculating earthwork quantities correctly can be a challenge. Adding special surfaces such as subgrade improvement and allowable marsh waste embankment can further complicate calculations. This class will explain all of the possible surfaces included in WisDOT earthwork calculations, how they are used, and how to generate earthwork quantities. We will use the WisDOT earthwork report to generate Excel spreadsheets from Civil 3D quantities. We will also take a look at newly added styles and tables that help verify quantities sent from Civil 3D to Excel.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to generate earthwork quantities in Civil 3D
  • Review how to create WisDOT earthwork spreadsheets
  • Discover how to verify quantities between Civil 3D files and earthwork spreadsheets

G3 From Traffic Counter Data to An Intersection that Works
Speaker: Nick Turner, MasterGraphics.aec
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Advanced

This class with take traffic counter data from Road Tubes on an existing intersection. Attendees will also learn about the following items: creating models of the intersection in Infraworks, running Traffic Analysis in Infraworks, choosing a new intersection design which meets the traffic needs, bringing the new alignment into Civil 3D and designing the full road in Civil 3D using corridors

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how to run Traffic Analysis in Infraworks
  • Understand how to bring a road alignment from Infraworks to Civil 3D
  • Examine how to design a road on a new alignment using corridors

G4 10 Habits to Avoid the Damaging Effects of CAD Clutter
Speaker: Ron Ricks, Ayres Associates
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Beginner/Intermediate

One of the main causes of file corruption, data loss, degradation of computer performance, going over budget, and an overall decrease in quality and efficiency is clutter. We have all gone to the garage or the shop looking for that item, only to spend a frustrating amount of time and tears searching through the unorganized pile of stuff and end up either abandoning the project or heading to the store to buy another item. The same thing happens with our CAD files and data, except we usually spend the time and money enlisting the "CAD Janitor" to clean things up. In this class we will cover, in detail, 10 habits that will help eliminate the damaging effects of clutter and make your projects more efficient, increase their quality, and make them less frustrating. Implementing these habits will help you avoid being a slave to the data and technology which will enable you to focus on creativity and design on your projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what CAD clutter is and the real and damaging effects it can have on a project
  • Learn how to implement techniques and habits that will help avoid CAD clutter
  • Discover how to save significant amounts of time and expense on the life of a project

G5 More Horsepower for Your Pipe Networks
Speaker: Josh Clawson, MasterGraphics.aec
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Intermediate/Advanced/Expert

Pipe Networks are a great tool out of the box that showcase the dynamic functionality of Civil 3D. With a little under the hood tweaking, they can become even more powerful. In this session we will explore various options for bringing your pipe network design to the next level with some simple changes to the out of the box parts catalog. We will be going into the dreaded Part Builder and making some simple modifications that can fully automate and improve your dynamic labels. We will also be exploring feature settings and default naming templates to further the automation reducing manual input and human error.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore how to modify and manage pipes and structure catalogs
  • Examine pipe network labeling tips and tricks
  • Learn how to set critical defaults that save time in the design process

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H1 Intersecting Thoughts: Modular Corridor Design in Civil 3D
Speaker: Shawn Cox, MasterGraphics.aec
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

Beginning with the release of Civil 3D 2018, the possibilities for corridor and intersection design took a big leap forward with new feature line functionality; new profile and profile editing options; and the tools for, and concept of, connected alignments and profiles! Put it all together and we can now design corridors and corridor intersections in some new and completely innovative "modular" ways, without ever touching the intersection wizard. If you have yet to learn about these innovations, and how to use them, here is a chance to widen your corridor design skill set!

Learning Objectives:

  • Internalize recent ideas, possibilies and concepts for roadway design in Civil 3D
  • Build on existing knowledge, ideas and techniques to become a better designer
  • Understand specific concepts needed to master these new skills

H2 Delivering WisDOT Metadata and Contractor Data Packet
Speaker: Daniel Whitefoot, PE; raSmith
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Advanced

Throughout the design life of a WisDOT project, designers spend a significant amount of time and effort to create accurate 3D surfaces with the intent that they will be used for both plan production and by the contractor during construction. And although it is sometimes not as exciting, it is often equally important to make sure that this information is delivered in a format that is usable by the contractor and is consistent and accurate with what is shown in the plans. This course will give a brief overview of the requirements and workflows used to deliver the Metadata and Contractor Data Packet on WisDOT projects, and will focus on best practices that can be used in current design projects to help save time when it comes time for the final project deliverables.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the requirements and workflows for the Contractor Data Packet
  • Learn to use WisDOT tools and macros for slope stake reports and surface breakline extraction
  • Discover best practices during design that will help save time when exporting your project design models

H3 Civil 3D & ESRI
Speaker: Russ Nicloy, MACER Technologies & Lance Parve, GISP, PG; WisDOT
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Any

This class provides a look at integrations between C3D, Infraworks and GIS for project delivery and asset management as BIM for Infrastructure is deployed. BIM has emerged and matured to transform the way Transportation and Civil Infrastructure Agencies, Organizations, Consultants, and Contractors plan, design and construct their projects and maintain, operate and manage their assets.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to leverage and incorporate best practice workflows for Civil 3D, Infraworks and GIS integrations
  • Identify where Civil 3D, Infraworks and GIS fit into your current and future BIM deployment project delivery and asset management strategies
  • Discover how to maximize Civil 3D, Infraworks and GIS tools for project delivery

H4 Tips and Tricks in AutoCAD and Civil 3D 2.0
Speaker: Mark Degner, PE; Ayres Associates, Matt Graun, Becher-Hoppe Associates & Brian Veit, PE; KL Engineering
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

Efficiencies are being sought in every sector of the engineering environment. More and more managers are requesting CAD users to be more productive in both AutoCAD and Civil 3D. This class will walk you through tips and tricks in both AutoCAD and Civil 3D to increase your productivity. By providing both lesser known and also common commands, audience members will find useful ways to implement many of the tips and tricks into your everyday workflow.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore new commands to expedite processes
  • Discover how to become more productive within Civil 3D
  • Learn how to complete AutoCAD tasks faster

H5 Rock Solid Site Grading in Civil 3D
Speaker: Brian Levendowski, PE; CTC Software
Target Skill/Familiarity Level: Any

Site grading is often one of the most challenging tasks on a project. Complex drainage patters bring a unique challenge to every project. Couple this with the myriad of tools available in Civil 3D and you have a undertaking that will even stump the best of us. This class will aim to bring clarity to site grading in Civil 3D, outlining a flexible yet reproducible process. We'll highlight some of the latest improvements and the concepts of "setup" and "hold down" Surfaces that will make your grading models more dynamic. We'll highlight commonly misunderstood features and tools that get in the way of proficient site grading in the Civil 3D. Whether you're new to site grading in Civil 3D, or have been doing it for some time. This class will have something for everyone.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand best practices in efficient site grading workflows in Civil 3D
  • Learn how to build more dynamic surface models with "Setup" and "Hold Down" surfaces
  • Identify propert editing techniques for quick Feature Line editing

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